Multi-Day Tour | Private

Guilin: into the Scroll - China (5 days)

WildChina

Longsheng, China To Yangshuo, China

Valid for Departures Now Through: 01 Dec 2018

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Longsheng, China
Guilin, China
Lian Lodge None

- Upon arriving in Guilin, your WildChina Guilin guide will meet you in the airport arrival hall with your private vehicle on standby

- Travel to your hotel in Longsheng to check in

- Enjoy an independent dinner and spend the remainder of the evening at your leisure

Day 2
Guilin, China
Longsheng, China
Shangri La Breakfast, Lunch

- Hike at your own pace through minority villages along the verdant, softly undulating Dragon’s Backbone Rice Terraces

- Enjoy lunch with a local farmer in the comfort of his home

- Return to Guilin and spend the evening at your leisure

Day 3
Yangshuo, China
Guilin, China
Banyan Tree/Yangshuo Resort/Moondance Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

CRUISE OPTION (DAY 3)

- Rise and head to the Guilin Docks for a cruise down the Li River (1 hr)

- Float down the Li River, whose scenery is so picturesque it is featured on the 20RMB note (2.5 hrs)

- Take in Yangshuo’s countryside and the curves of the Yulong River while taking a leisurely hike along its shore

- Amble down West Street—Yangshuo’s lively shopping area—for a scrumptious dinner

- Enjoy the spectacle of Impression Liusanjie, choreographed by the mastermind behind the Beijing Olympics opening ceremony, in a natural amphitheater


RAFT OPTION (DAY 3)

- Rise and head to Daxu Old Town, a town with a history dating back 2,000 years (1.45 hrs)

- Stop by a local’s home and learn the art of making soymilk with nothing more than a stone wheel

- Continue along picturesque country roads to Yangdi (1.5 hrs)

- Embark a bamboo raft across the Li River, whose scenery is so picturesque it is featured on the 20RMB note (1.5 hrs)

- Take in Yangshuo’s countryside and the curves of the Yulong River while taking a leisurely hike along its shore

- Dine in West Street, Yangshuo’s lively shopping area

- Enjoy the spectacle of Impression Liusanjie, choreographed by the mastermind behind the Beijing Olympics opening ceremony, in a natural amphitheatre

Day 4
Yangshuo, China
Banyan Tree/Yangshuo Resort/Moondance Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

- Bike/hike through Yangshuo's famous scenery, with karst mountains and mist swirling around you  [INTERNAL NOTE: Look at journey highlights for detailed descriptions of bike/hike options]

- Afternoon Option 1: Take in the panoramic views of Yangshuo’s karst landscape from Xianggong Mountain (30 min hike)

- Afternoon Option 2: Learn how to cook like a local with a cooking lesson

- Afternoon Option 3: Partake in an ink painting lesson

- Afternoon Option 4: Learn the intricacies of Chinese characters in a private calligraphy

lesson

- Afternoon Options 5: Learn the way of yin and yang with a private taichi lesson with a

master

- Enjoy a delectable meal before retiring for the evening

Day 5
Guilin, China
Yangshuo, China
None Breakfast

- Transfer to Guilin Airport (2 hrs)

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Description

Step into a classical scroll painting in Guilin, whose harmonious landscape has inspired the brushstrokes of traditional Chinese landscape paintings for centuries. From the calm waters of the Li River, set against a backdrop of dramatic karst peaks, to the mesmerizing manmade tiers of the Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces, Guilin is full of stunning scenery. Venture headlong into the inspiring region by wandering through ethnic minority towns amidst a backdrop of wood-tiled hamlets and rice paddies, floating across the Li River, and exploring the area's verdant rice terraces.

About Us

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